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Frog Eyes, ‘Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph’ (Dead Oceans)

Even the most outré prog-rock bands usually save the nine-minute blowout for album’s end, but that’s how Carey Mercer and his Vancouver clan open Paul’s Tomb, with two guitars surging and poking and soloing fuzzily all over each other. Elsewhere, Mercer rants like the end is extremely nigh and songs refuse choruses, stapling together shattered fragments of classic psychedelia and the bits of Springsteen riffs that their countrymen Arcade Fire left behind. They mean it, man, even if the meaning is still a bit buried.

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